Modernizing Healthcare Delivery: Women Driving the New Paradigm

October 28, 2020 | 12PM ET

Within healthcare, COVID-19 has accelerated shifts that were long underway, driving the virtualization of care delivery, as well as the increased use of remote monitoring and new approaches to data and analytics. Women have been the visionaries behind many of these new approaches to the delivery of care, and we will speak with three CEOs and a leader of the NYC healthcare community about how their work has changed in the wake of COVID, as well as what the post-COVID future will look like.


Kara Dennis

Head of Healthcare, Unqork

Kara Dennis is Unqork's Healthcare go-to-market strategy lead, owning the efforts with payers, providers, and life sciences companies. Kara is from Clarify Health Solutions, an advanced analytics company where she was SVP and GM of Life Sciences. Prior to Clarify, Kara was VP and Managing Director of Mobile Health at Medidata Solutions, a leading cloud provider of clinical trial technologies. Kara also spent several years in the Healthcare practice at McKinsey & Company, and worked at a biotech focused on developing therapies for intensive care units.


Carrie SiuButt

CEO, Simple Health

Before becoming CEO, Carrie started her career on Wall Street and held various finance and strategy roles at Fortune 100 companies including Bear Stearns, American Express and MGM. She started her health and wellness career in strategy and finance at Equinox Fitness. Combining her passion for technology and wellness, she led the operations for LUMO Body Tech, a Palo Alto based wearable technology company and Row House, a Manhattan based boutique fitness studio chain. Most recently Carrie was in Toronto Canada working for Medcan (healthcare company) as VP, Health and Wellness overseeing the “Eat, Move, Think” portfolio before she joined the team at Simple Health.


Bunny Ellerin

Director of Healthcare Management Program, Columbia Business School

Bunny Ellerin is a Harvard-trained, award-winning leader, thinker, writer and speaker who has dedicated her career to driving change and innovation in healthcare. Successful across entrepreneurial, corporate, and academic settings, she is a proven developer and connector of talent and opportunity. Bunny has helped transform New York City into a thriving hub of healthcare innovation and excellence. Bunny co-founded and serves as president of NYC Health Business Leaders (NYCHBL), a professional networking community of 3.500 healthcare executives, entrepreneurs, innovators and investors in the New York region. Bunny currently sits on the board of The Fund for Public Health NYC, an independent, nonprofit organization that connects the NYC Health Department with public and private sector partners to build public health programs that make our city healthier and safer.


Kate Ryder

Founder and CEO, Maven
Kate Ryder is the founder and CEO of Maven, the leading women’s and family digital health company. Maven offers virtual care and services across fertility, maternity, and pediatrics, and operates the largest women's and family health telehealth network. With Maven, employers and health plans can see improved maternal outcomes, lower costs, and attract and retain more parents in the workforce. Kate founded Maven in 2014, reimagining healthcare for women and families from the ground up after seeing first hand how the lack of access to care impacted those starting a family and returning to work as new parents. Named to Fast Company’s “Most Innovative Companies” list, Maven has raised more than $90 million in capital from top investors, including Sequoia Capital, Oak HC/FT, and Icon Ventures. Kate has been named to Fortune’s 40 under 40 and to Fast Company’s “Most Creative People.”

Dr. Robin Berzin

Founder and CEO, Parsley Health
Dr. Robin Berzin, MD is the founder and CEO of Parsley Health. A Summa Cum Laude graduate of the University of Pennsylvania, Robin completed medical school at Columbia University’s College of Physicians and Surgeons, and trained in Internal Medicine at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City. She has also trained in functional medicine with the Institute for Functional Medicine. In 2011 she co-founded the physician communication app Cureatr and currently advises numerous startups in healthcare and wellness. Robin founded Parsley Health in order to make whole-body, transformative medicine accessible to everyone through better services and smart technology.